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Barriers and enablers to scholarship for post basic nursing students in clinical service


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Title Barriers and enablers to scholarship for post basic nursing students in clinical service
Creator Almaze, Jean-Paul Emmamally, Waheedha Brysiewicz, Petra
Subject Nursing clinical scholarship; scholarship; clinical nurse; student nurse; clinical setting.
Description Background: Clinical scholarship is defined as an approach that enables evidence-based nursing and the development of best practices to meet the needs of clients efficiently and effectively. However, there are many barriers that impede its progress.Objective: This study aimed to identify the barriers and enablers to scholarship for post basic nursing students in clinical service areas.Method: This multimethods study used a structured questionnaire followed by semi-structured individual interviews of post basic nursing students and their lecturers (nurse educators).Results: The 81 students who completed the questionnaire indicated a lack of support or funding assistance and mentoring, as well as no mechanisms to reward or recognise scholarship as top barriers to clinical scholarship. Top enablers were noticed as reward mechanisms in place, more protected time and availability of role models and mentoring. Twelve respondents engaged in the qualitative phase and three categories emerged from the data, namely (1) resource dependent, (2) ‘what’s the use of research’, (3) making a change.Conclusion: It has been shown that there is a need to adopt and promote a culture of clinical scholarship to ensure that the best available evidence is being utilised by nurses to effectively manage their patients; however, to support clinical scholarship, resources are needed.Contribution: This study highlighted the lack of funding and resources as being a major barrier to scholarship, together with an institutional culture that did not promote clinical scholarship. Providing protected time, mentoring and criteria for promotion and reward based on scholarship is viewed as enabling.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Nil
Date 2023-06-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — survey, content analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v46i1.2385
Source Curationis; Vol 46, No 1 (2023); 7 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
Language eng
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Coverage Africa, South Africa — multiple methods
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Jean-Paul Almaze, Waheedha Emmamally, Petra Brysiewicz